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CSPAN
Dec 1, 2011 1:00pm EST
to the gentleman from texas, mr. barton. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from texas is recognized for one minute. mr. barton: i thank the gentleman from mississippi for yielding and thank the gentleman from georgia for presiding in an even and fair fashion. one of the arguments that's been made about the e.a.c., spreebling, -- mr. speaker, is that it's the federal election commission that ensures every american citizen's right to vote. if only that were true, mr. speaker. the national association of secretaries of state, which are the organizations in each state that oversee the elections, have called for the dissolution of the e.a.c. the committee has heard firsthand testimony from secretaries of state all across the country both in 2005 and again in 2010, the national association of secretaries of state have called for the dissolution of the e.a.c. if the organizations that are actually responsible in each state for holding the elections, mr. speaker, are asking that the federal agency that's supposed to help them should be dissolved, i think it would behoove the congress to listen to t
CSPAN
Dec 10, 2011 2:00am EST
] >> great state of ohio. >> midwest. >> wisconsin. >> kansas. [inaudible] >> spent 30 years in texas -- >> the star telegram. >> covered aviation and energy. >> i tell you. kind of a little off the subject but really not. medical technology and what's happened in texas in the last decade in particular, has been just really fascinating. when you talk about our state's economy, back in the '80s, '84, right before we dropped off the cliff and went into a rather substantial and relatively lengthy recession, gas in texas was 14.7% of our goes state product, and today it's less than 7%. about 6.5%. the gross state product, and it's grown, but that gives you an idea of the total diversification of the texas economy over the course of the last 25 years. in the last decade in particular. we announced a new applied cancer science institute at md anderson a week ago last monday. it was basically a pickup and move out of harvard to md anderson. so, -- we're seeing some just great work. it's really early, but one of our intentions is to try to make texas the adult stem cell center of the country,
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2011 8:00pm EST
outspoken effort in my behalf. >> thank you. >> thank you so much. >> the des moines register met with texas governor rick perry tonight. the editorial staff questioned the presidential county about campaign added and the roll of religion in politics. the newspaper plans to endorse one of the republican candidates two weeks before the iowa caucuses on january 3 inside. this is everover an hour. [inaudible] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] >> it's a pleasure having you here, sir. >> where did you grow up? >> wisconsin. >> yeah? >> iowa. >> iowa. >> iowa. [inaudible conversations] >> great state of ohio. >> midwest. >> wisconsin. >> kansas. [inaudible] >> spent 30 years in texas -- >> the star telegram. >> covered aviation and energy. >> i tell you. kind of a little off the subject but really not. medical technology and what's happened in texas in the last decade in particular, has been just really fascinating. when you talk about our state's economy, back in the '80s, '84, right before we dropped off the cliff and went into a rather substantial an
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2011 10:30pm EST
problems, drugs, violence on the texas-mexico border, the need for education. he has controversial things like putting on a gasoline tax. all of these issues, his legacy really invigorates our current debate. >> for many americans outside of texas, 1992 was perhaps their introduction to ross perot. he had been on the national stage for a while. in the late 1980's, he began speaking out about these issues that he was concerned about. we looked in our video library and our first coverage of ross perot was in 1987. here he is speaking before the american bankers association that year. >> let's look at where we are and take the rose colored glasses off. all of these people saying the fundamentals are sound, i think we have had enough doctor feelgood. i think we are all grown. i think we are tough enough to take bad news. i think it is time to look at the facts. we have a $3 trillion debt by 1988. our debt is being funded by foreign nations at this point. the greatest nation in the history of man does not have the will to past -- we continue to bridget to pass a national budget. we continue to
CBS
Dec 20, 2011 4:00am PST
to missouri, even down into the texas panhandle. shelters are being opened and hundreds of miles of interstate are already closed. >> because they're not going to make it, anyway, even if they get the past any of our check points they can't see. visibility is so poor that it makes its impossible to pass through that area. >> the storm has already proven fatal. in colorado, two died when a prison van lost control on an icy highway. nine others were hospitalized. and four people were killed in new mexico after a two-car collision. two others were seriously injured. by the time the storm finally blows through, snow totals from 4 to 12 inches are expected through grout the region. some areas could see more than two feet. emergency crews have rescued hundreds of stranded motorists. >> they have to go real, real slow. they can't hurry with the visibility the way it is, find a shelter and stay off the road. the good news is forecasters expect the snow to turn into rain before breaking up today or tomorrow. and the longer term outlook shows no major problems expected later this week. >>> so much for a
PBS
Dec 7, 2011 4:00pm PST
. the recent president said the recent vote should be in a live boy. coming home. we travel to fort hood, texas, where the joye is tinge with sacrifice. withhe joy is tinged sacrifice. welcome to our viewers on pbs, america, and around the globe. during the past nine months the people of syria have taken to the streets in protest against their government, and over 4000 have paid with their life. in rare television interview with barbara walters, the syrian president, bashar al-assad, flatly denied he ordered the use of brutality. instead blaming the violence on others. paul would starts the coverage -- paul woods starts the coverage. >> day after day unarmed syrian protectors have come out to face machine guns, snipers, and army vehicles. the costs so far is 4000 dead mom. . but in his abc interview, bashar al-assad did is killing his own citizens. >> we do not killer on people. no government in the world kills its own people, unless it is led by a crazy person. i became president with public support. it is impossible for anyone in this state to be ordered to be killed. >> we saw a different pi
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2011 1:00pm EST
to create and construct that pipeline. and 100,000 new jobs within the areas of texas and louisiana as it relates to the processing of that oil. last time i looked, canada was a friend. we buy oil from countries that hate us. and here we turn our back. and you know what canada said. china is ready to step in and help them out. is that really what we want or do we want to bring jobs to america? mr. speaker, with all that's been said, we're to the point where we need to talk about regulations and that's what this bill does. it allows seven amendments that are germane to come to the floor, three republicans and five democratic amendments. and, mr. speaker, i'm happy to yield back the balance of my time and move the previous question on the resolution. the speaker pro tempore: the question is on ordering the previous question on the resolution. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, the ayes have it. ms. slaughter: mr. speaker, on that i request the yeas and nays. the speaker pro tempore: the yeas and nays are requested. all those in favor of taking this
FOX News
Dec 24, 2011 3:00am PST
in parts of new mexico, colorado, california, and texas. and not good news for the millions people who will be hitting the roads to spend christmas with loved ones. as for air travel, well, there are in delays reported right new. right now. but, it is still early obviously and that could change. i will monitor american airlines today. after coming under fire the re-election campaign of president obama is saying "thanks, but no thanks," to jon corzine's, cash facing criticism the minute from the former new jersey governor was tainted by his firm, and the mf global collapse so obama for america and the dnc have reindependenced the money, $70,000, to corzine and his wife. the justice department rejected south carolina's new voter i.d. law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls. the feds say that makes it harder for minorities to vote. south carolina can challenge the decision or pass a new law. the attorney general vowing to fight this one. >> the 15-year-old girl who survived being swept away in the tsunami in indonesia has tracked down her parents and telling a very,
CSPAN
Dec 10, 2011 2:00pm EST
list with members of congress talking about cameras in the court. >> texas governor rick perry met with the "des moines register" editorial board at their offices in iowa on friday. the "register" has invited all of the major presidential candidates to meet with their editorial board and writers covering the race. the newspaper plans to make an endorsement in the republican presidential race on december 18, two weeks before the iowa caucuses on january 3. this is a little over an hour. >> so where did you grow up? >> new york. >> i don't hear that a lot in iowa. >> no, not too often. >> hi, governor, john carlson. >> hi, john, how are you? >> this is chris. >> chris, nice to meet you. >> this is the man who's going to do all the work. >> it's a pleasure having you here, sir. >> thank you. where did you grow up? >> wisconsin. >> yeah? >> iowa. >> iowa. >> iowa. >> iowa, iowa. >> india. >> the great state of ohio. >> so american pretty much all the way. >> carol's wisconsin and i'm kansas. >> thanks to one of our business writers. he's done 30 years writing for the houston paper, sta
CSPAN
Dec 31, 2011 2:00am EST
go to texas . have texas lost to take everything to santa fe, and he will deal with the demands that says the texas republican came in to the union. i have to ask if all of you have so funds, could you please turn off. thank you. this texas came into the union the debts from the texas republican. texas is demanding that the united states government bailout texas because texas is in bankruptcy. by the way, we will do this. the first federal bailout in american history is texas. i wish that somebody would teach governor perry of texas now. as he talks about secession and running for president the same time. i want to know what country. taylor would deal with these one of the time. in the senate, however, henry clay, the grand old man of american politics has a different idea. he hates taylor. he hates taylor because he thought he should have been the weak nominee in 1848. he does not understand how this of star politician who never did anything suddenly is president rather than henry clay has earned it. and his plan is to run congress and force what he calls an omnibus bill which
KRON
Dec 20, 2011 7:00am PST
of video to show you. on the top, of garden city, kansas. also, our look texas and edgewood, new mexico. also, colorado springs, colorado. so far, six people have died because of the storm. they are also worried about thousands of people who are stranded because of the storm on one of the major roads that connects new mexico and texas. we have a map here to show you of the situation. we will zoom in on the area that is affected. interstate said not been--interstate 70. excuse me, i 40 is the road we're talking about. it is about 180 mi.. truckers are stranded on the road or cannot get on it. one of the reasons this was so bad for people trying to lead auburn kirke and go over to texas, said they are only used to about 300 days of snow. a blizzard can for the community. visibility is down to nothing. it is a major mess. >>mark: here is the national map as we are following that storm. all of those areas are seeing bad snow. the system is continuing to track to the east. if any of these airports begin to light up on their status pages, we will let you know if any delays occur. >>james: in
CSPAN
Dec 21, 2011 9:00am EST
in texas. >> i heard about that. >> where the governor mandated -- there was a lot written about his former chief of staff, lobbyist for your company. it was a case study in how involvement in public policy can get you any hornet's nest of trouble. >> i agree. the story is many years old. >> wasn't under your watch. >> the point i was making is it got recycled in the context of a political campaign were among other things we were told this drug which prevents most cases of cervical cancer, the vast majority cause mental retardation in girls. the level of political discourse around it was very low. the fact of the matter is governor perry signed an executive order. you probably know the texas legislature -- interesting innovation in that it needs only every other year--maybe that is a good thing. i am not sure. in the interim he decided that given what he had learned not just from the lobbyists that his own public health people about the importance of this vaccine in terms of preventing cervical cancers that he would violate executive order. it created a firestorm in texas because the diffic
NBC
Dec 29, 2011 4:00am PST
. >>> a texas man didn't get away with much of anything during a recent robbery attempt. surveillance cameras caught the thief stealing an empty cash register from a fast food restaurant. police later found the suspect and arrested him on theft charges. >>> at various locations around the country, nursing mothers held what they called nurse-ins at target stores. it all started last month when a nursing mother in texas said she was treated rudely by confrontational target employees who removed her to a fitting room. she since started a facebook page to launch a nationwide demonstration against restrictive corporate breastfeeding policies. >>> and finally, 40-degree weather didn't stop one group of friends from having a good time on a new york lake. they braved frigid continues to feed what they call their water skiing addiction. understatement there. now for a look at the national and regional weather, here's nbc's meteorologist bill karins. hello to you, bill. >> usually you are ice fishing. >> good point. good point. >> they are not the only ones. in the west i have been looking at the compa
MSNBC
Dec 21, 2011 2:00am PST
as it moves toward the great lakes. roads were closed across kansas and the texas panhandle to allow crews to clear snow and treacherous patches of ice. near whiteout conditions piled snow drifts up to ten feet. >>> now here's your first look at some of the other news going on around america today. a flight headed for georgia ended tragically on a new jersey highway. parts of the small aircraft scattered after it smashed in to the wooded area. the pilot, his wife and their two children and a family friend were killed. >>> holiday tragedy also struck a georgia family in texas when a small plane crash killed all five on board. the pilot, his wife, two children and brother perished in the rural area crash. >>> the winner of a raffle, which gave him a brand new lamborghini wrecked the car after driving over black ice, only six hours after receiving the key. the car is insured and it will be repaired. >>> finally, fedex is dealing with a public relations nightmare. security footage of a delivery man tossing a brand new flat-screen over a recipient's fence has gone viral. the shipping giant twee
NBC
Dec 14, 2011 4:30am EST
fast track approval of the keystone oil pipeline from canada to texas. opposed by environmentalists but backed by some unions and many conservatives. >> the keystone pipeline will create, as have been said, 20,000 to 25,000 jobs or more immediately. >> reporter: but president obama who wants more study of the pipeline vows to veto today's bill if keystone is included. he's escalating the fight, urging democrats to hold up the latest government spending bill until the house passes a plain payroll tax cut extension. i'm steve handelsman, nbc news, capitol hill. >>> a bold new push from the national transportation safety board is calling for an all-out ban of cell phone use while driving. that means no texting, no talking, not even hands-free devices. and now it is up to the states to carry out that recommendation. nbc's brian mooar has details. >> reporter: what began as a school bus trip in missouri ended in a deadly chain collision crash and more than a year later it's leading to a call for an outright ban on drivers using mobile phones. >> and, yes, that does apply to bluetooth, ha
CSPAN
Dec 10, 2011 10:00am EST
gingrich, texas governor rick perry, and minnesota representative michele bachmann. the event took place in washington, d.c.. [applause] >> first of all, it is good to be back with a lot of friends. we are delighted to be here. my daughter and her husband are here. three have so many friends in this audience. -- we have so many friends in here. he said we needed fundamental change. how many of you would agree that we are far enough off the track that we need fundamental change? [applause] how many of you would agree that even if we win the election that the forces that brought this to the mess we are in will fight every day to stop us from the changes over the course of the next four years? i happen to think both of those are true. i think this election is the most important collection since 1860. that is the primary reason i am running. i think we will be a definitive choice. i believe if president obama is elected, eight years will make the country dramatically more difficult and have dramatically different problems. it is a difficult deciding point. are we in favor of radicalism? are
NBC
Dec 8, 2011 11:00am EST
the weekend. >> i will tell you, texas politics is a contact sport. >> and coming to the kennedy center, and toug yeah, i'm married. does it matter? you'd do that for me? really? yeah, i'd like that. who are you talking to? uh, it's jake from state farm. sounds like a really good deal. jake from state farm at three in the morning. who is this? it's jake from state farm. what are you wearing, jake from state farm? [ jake ] uh... khakis. she sounds hideous. well she's a guy, so... [ male announcer ] another reason more people stay with state farm. get to a better state. ♪ >>> right now, drivers in prince georges county are dealing with the aftermath of more than three inches of rain overnight. drivers in marlboro had to drive carefully because of the flooding. >>> and the police are investigating the sexual assault in the laundry room of the complex. a woman was followed into the laundry room and held at knifepoint. >>> we have breaking news for you now. former penn state football coach, jerry sandusky is out of jail. he posted $250,000 bail this morning. police arrested sandusky yester
MSNBC
Dec 13, 2011 6:00am PST
, the court will rule on the president's health care law, congressional redistricting, at least in texas which would impact who controls congress and now the arizona law. a challenge to california's same-sex marriage ban still waits in the wings. >>> we may debate whether this is an activist court. it's certainly an active court. >>> former vice president dick cheney is stopping short of jumping on the gingrich bandwagon but told cnn he's not surprised his former colleague in the house has managed to fight his way to the top. >> we came to congress together at the same time. '78. and when newt showed up, he said, we can become the majority. we can take back the house of representatives. we hadn't had the house since the 1940s. and initially none of us believed it. but he was persistent and tenacious. he kept it up and kept tup and kept it up and finally by '94, he's the newly elected speaker of the house of representatives with a republican majority. so i wouldn't underestimate him. >> former pennsylvania congressman bob walker is a gingrich adviser. he served as deputy whip while gingrich was
PBS
Dec 14, 2011 5:30pm PST
that work begin on a canada-to-texas oil pipeline. democrats strongly opposed that provision, and senate majority leader harry reid said he wants to dispense with the bill quickly. >> let's get this vote over with. then we can begin serious negotiations on how to prevent a $1,000 tax hike on american families. the sooner we put this useless partisan charade behind us, the sooner we can negotiate a true, bipartisan solution that protects middle class workers. >> sreenivasan: senate minority leader mitch mcconnell blocked a quick vote on the payroll tax cut. he insisted the top priority should be to pass a trillion dollar spending bill that funds government operations through next september. >> there's agreement on the funding bill but no agreement and no plan at all on how we're going to pass the payroll tax cut extension in the senate. so we ought to finish our most immediate concern first. instead, we've wasted week after week after week. one senseless show vote after another. >> sreenivasan: if there's no action on the spending bill, the government will run out of funds and have to shu
MSNBC
Dec 19, 2011 2:00am PST
police he was angry with the elderly victim because she owed him money for work he had done. >>> a texas high school championship game celebration came to a painful ending at cowboys stadium. the winning coach was among seven people mowed down by a runaway electric cart after the title game. all the injuries were minor, and still unclear how the unmanned vehicle began moving under its own power. >>> and finally, santa had an unforgettable gift for one young boy in kansas. moments after he told st. nick he wanted his dad home for christmas, there you go. the 3-year-old's father popped out of a nearby box. dad is home on leave after serving two tours in iraq and redeploys in january. how's that for a good christmas gift. now for a look at your national weather, we turn to nbc meteorologist bill karins with your weather channel forecast. good morning, bill. >> good morning. one of the only times santa takes a back seat. >> absolutely right. he's got shotgun, though. >> yes, he does. good morning, everyone. major winter storm rolling through the southwest. new mexico's going to get hit, and
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2011 7:00am EST
'm in talks in your home state of texas. >> okay, just give us an idea of how scalable is this production? for example, how many barrels a day can be delivered in one of your plants that is up and running and mature? >> well, it's scalable based on demand. our process, without giving away our trade secret here -- >> i don't want you to do that. >> there's a scalable amount that we can increase our production based on demand. and we have the extraction process in place that we can extract the oil and deliver as a biofuel feed stock or in the pharmaceutical industry for the omega 3's that are present in the product. >> do you see a point where one of these plants could produce 100,000 barrels a day? >> absolutely. >> 200,000? >> absolutely. >> how does it go from there to where you need it used? >> normally you can build the plants onsite. where you have a biofuels plant you can build an algae manufacturing at the plant. you can move others by either a pipeline or truck, but definitely have to do the studies to make sure that in any -- as in any product that there's not going to be any adve
FOX News
Dec 25, 2011 8:00pm PST
was going to win. obama isn't always going to win. and the high school in dallas, texas, a teacher, 54-year-old linda muse, stood by on at least two occasions and allowed students to attack each other in his classroom. a to teachers in any classroom it's unacceptable, but not according to the teacher's union. >> in today's society, a violent society. to not touch the students. and that should be left up to the administration. >> i believe that that is for the safety of number one, the students, but for the individual teacher as well. >> are you kidding me? >> the kid could have died. you get kicked in the head and hit your head on the ground. stand by and don't touch the student and let them wham oech ear? it's amazing. and joining us mary katherine and juan williams. juan, what say you? >> i think it's an out raining, as part of the human contract. if you see someone injured or acting in irresponsible way, as a tauadult as a human being. >> and getting allowing the classrooms be about the betterment of children, i don't see any question-- >> this teacher has done this before. you know, the
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2011 5:00pm EST
, a 31-year-old texas man committed suicide. he said, thanks, bath salts. january, 2011, in panama city, florida, a daughter tried to attack her mother with a machete before fleeing the scene. she spent several days taking bath salts. an army sergeant killed his wife following a police chase. both had chemically altered bath salts. the couple's son was found dead with a plastic bag over his head and bruises on his body. these incidents led many states, including my home state of florida, to outlaw these often dangerous and deadly substances. . i added chemicals added to bath salts to induce a drug high to schedule i of the controlled substances act. these substances are not marketed for human consumption. this also is why i have joined representative charlie dent in his work to bring h.r. 1254, which includes the billing i introduced in april to the floor today. you have heard no research can be conducted if this passes, but those claims are false. they can be conducted. research will continue to be done on schedule i chemicals. just listen on the e.r. doctors and poison control centers
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2011 7:00am EST
cuellar of texas will be talking about the mf global bankruptcy. later, tim huelskamp, a republican of kansas will be here. he is here to talk about year- end spending and the tax battles in congress. as we open up today, it will be a focus on the administration. the administration decided to block an fda decision that would have made emergency contraceptives more available to young girls under the age of 16. we will talk to you, read you some of the news stories, and ask you whether or not that was the right decision on the part of the obama administration. the plan b emergency contraceptive. did the obama administration make the right decision? plan b contraceptives. front-page coverage in many newspapers. let's give you a quick taste of it. we would like to get your calls on this topic in a few minutes here. we will also show you some of the letters. "the wall street journal" front page here. host: that is "the wall street journal" this morning. "the washington post" made it the lead this morning. rob stein wrote -- host: we will show you more articles. we will show you pro and c
CNN
Dec 26, 2011 3:00am PST
. seven people found shot to death in an apartment in grapevine, texas. police say it appears all the victims were related. police say all were shot while in the process of opening christmas gifts, or they just finished doing so. the suspect shooter is one of the seven fatalities. >>> a global think tank targeted in the u.s. was hacked. in a posting, says it stole confidential credit list. among the list of clients, bank of america, lockheed martin and the defense department. >>> thousands poured into st. peter's square to hear the pope's christmas message starting off with the unveiling of a larger than life nativity scene. he prayed for the end of violence in syria and comfort in the philippines. >>> back in action on christmas day. the dallas mavericks raising their championship banner then falling to lebron james and the miami heat 105-94. the king leading the way with 37 points. back in los angeles, kobe bryant and the lakers squared off gu s against the bulls. the bulls won that game 88-87. and carmelo anthony leading new york to a 106-104 victory. knicks winning. how than.
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2011 9:00pm EST
, raise billions to pay that off. the petroleum lobby, oil lobby of texas does not like this idea of taxing gasoline. but if we would have done it back then, the so-called clean -- the sustainable, renewable energy revolution, more people paying more for gas may have triggered that new kind of innovation and of corgs the left is very much likes that. so that pie chart on the one hand it seems like a conservative pie chart. on the other hand, how to pay it is something that the democrats like. and makes perot a true centrist. >> halfway through our two-hour look at the contender, ross perot, of 1992 and 1996 elections. next phone call is from granite false, washington. -- granite falls, washington. gloria, you're our next guest. >> i loved ross perot. i remember the 1920's. and looking -- i would think that what does ross perot think of all through the political spectrum, down through those years, franklin roosevelt, then all of the presidents. and we come to today, a total insanity. i watched the house of representatives. i watch the senate. and everything has been turned around s
FOX News
Dec 4, 2011 3:00am PST
site of the university of north texas. brand new video out of portland, oregon, police arresting nearly two dozen occupy protesters, and refused to take down tents and after it was cleared hundreds took to the streets and one of them setting up a tent on top of a two story building. president obama channels teddy roosevelt. he's go to talk to the public on a county campus the same city where roosevelt delivered a speech more than a hundred years ago, calling for a new nationalism. the current president is expected to make the class and the middle class isnt. imagine driving home and seeing this, a small plane making an emergency landing in the middle of the highway. it happened late last night in jacksonville, florida. the plane reportedly on the way from orlando, when the engine started to fail. fortunately, no one was hurt. those are your headlines. >> clayton: that would be a weird sight. >> dave: absolutely. all right. let's get you reich-- rick, rick some snow in my hometown, huh? a snowy colorado this weekend? >> a snowy colorado this year, a lot of snow. >> dave: a good year. >>
CSPAN
Dec 16, 2011 7:00pm EST
it is bypassing the markets of the midwest to go down to texas which is the one part of the united states that already has more oil than it can consume. there are some in the environmental movement who know if the pipeline is built and the carbon atoms on the petroleum under the ground of canada will not be burned and mixed into oxygen atoms and sent into our atmosphere. i think the of their opening statements have made it clear that at some point can canada will find a way to exploit this whether it is through the united states or the port of vancouver to the world markets. however, we shouldn't think that is automatic or easy or that keystone is going to go away next week. there are environmentalists in canada. i have met them and they are no more excited about the building of the east and west pipeline through canada than our environmentalists for the pipeline. energy really comes down to two separate issues or somewhat separate issues, and that is how we generate the electricity and how we move our vehicles? this is sometimes a lump together in one issue as we have a national security
NBC
Dec 13, 2011 4:00am PST
expectations following a similar move last week by texas instruments. resource stocks tumbled. oil fell and copper prices plummeted to a near two-week low. alcoa and exxonmobil were hit hard. elsewhere, diamond foods plunged on an investigation into its payments to walnut farmers. vulcon materials rocketed after martin marietta bid to buy the company for $4.7 billion in stock. turns out home sales data was inflated for years. figures will be lowered all the way back to 2007. it's estimated the national association of realtors overstated 2010 home sales by at least 15%. and finally, a rare 1787 gold brasher de plume, the first american-made dollar coin minted by a goldsmith who was george washington's neighbor has been sold for $7.4 million. >>> coming up, pink slip day in the nfl. plus, the seahawks butt heads with the rams in monday night football. your early morning sports headlines are straight ahead. >>> the cold and the rainy storm system in the desert southwest is headed for the central u.s. your forecast is coming up. you're watching "early today." >>> good morning. if you're jus
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Dec 19, 2011 4:00am PST
was angry with the elderly victim because she owed him money for work he had done. >>> a texas high school championship game celebration came to a painful ending at cowboys stadium. the winning coach was among seven people mowed down by a run away electric cart after the game. all the injuries were minor and it's still unclear how the unmanned vehicle became moving under its own power. >>> and finally, santa had an unforgettable gift for one young boy in kansas. that's an understatement. moments after he told st. nick he wanted his dad home for christmas, the 3-year-old's father popped out of a nearby box. dad is home on leave after serving two tours in iraq and redeploys in january. >>> now for a look at your national and regional weather, here is nbc meteorologist bill karins with the weather channel forecast. good morning to you, bill. >> unfortunately, when you are three, you don't remember a lot. your earliest memories, three, four, hopefully he remembers. if not, we'll send him the videota videotape. >>> pretty calm in the west, quiet, nonstormy weather pattern in the pacific northwe
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